Analysis by: Jude Bordallo

Trend Micro researchers found a wave of spam attacks which uses the name of Banco De Oro (BDO), one of the largest banks in the Philippines, as leverage. The message purports itself to be from a regional account officer of the bank, asking for the recipient's assistance regarding a large sum of money, specifically $10.2 million. It then encourages the reader to open the attached file for further information about the transaction.

It also leaves an instruction that the recipient should respond if they are not able to view the attached document due to their version of Windows. The attached file itself is non-malicious and is simply a document file, but users are advised not to access it, in keeping with the practice of being wary and careful when dealing with suspicious messages and similar spam attacks.

 SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: October 11, 2011 GMT-8
  • ENGINE:6.8
  • PATTERN:8444